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UConn's 1990 Dream Season: Smith Brought The Magic Up Court

UConn's 1990 Dream Season: Smith Brought The Magic Up Court

To celebrate the silver anniversary of the UConn men's 1989-90 Dream Season, The Courant will be looking at players and coaches who helped make that team special. Stories will appear periodically throughout the season. To make a Dream Season, to turn a major college program around quickly, there has to be a confluence of the right people, the right places, the right time. "We needed to get someone in this state who had visited N.C. State, visited Syracuse, who would say, 'I'm a Connecticut kid, I should stay in Connecticut,'" Jim Calhoun said. For years, elite Connecticut players had been going elsewhere, schools considered better stepping stones to the...

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